I arrived on the project on Sunday to find out I was the first volunteer on the project. I helped the staff get ready for the rest of the volunteers and also had some time to relax in the sun.
It was nice to meet the other volunteers and find out their backgrounds. Both staff members are very friendly and helpful which is great. We had an introduction to the project were I learnt about some of the different types of whales and dolphins. This made me excited to go out on the boat. My first trip on the boat was amazing as I saw both Pilot Whales and Bottlenose Dolphins. It is lovely to see them in their natural environment, instead of in aquariums. Although they did not come close to the boat, you could still see them clearly.
The project has the right balance of work and leisure. In my free time I am able to go to the beach or stay by the pool. At the weekend I will be going snorkeling, which should be fun.
I wanted to do this project as I have a huge love for all animals and dolphins are one of my favorite animals. I also wanted to gain experience volunteering and feel like I have made a difference. I am enjoying the project and would recommend it to my friends and family.
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